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1.

 One of the first things I learned in my freshman year is the absolute need to study every single day. Even if there is no big test or assignment around the corner, reviewing your classes daily is the only way to make sure you are strengthening your knowledge on whatever you are learning, as well as filling in any gaps on unknown material that was lectured before. For weeks (and months) I was certain that people who told me I needed to study every day were just very unorganized people or were frightening me on purpose. However, if you are taking a course heavy in information like Law, you will quickly understand that it will be very difficult to remember every single detail that was lectured in multiple subjects, on the long run – and, in the end, you are also tested on the small details and not only on the big overall scheme of each class. If I could go back to my first semester, I would really push myself harder and organize my days to be able to review my previous classes.

2.

Being a coffee hater throughout high school, I was always sure that I would never like the taste of it in my life. However, as soon as I got into my second year of college, I found out that the only way to survive a few of my classes was to drink an expresso beforehand. My addiction to coffee began as a need to survive. Now that I look back, my first year in college probably would have turned out better if I had more energy in class and while doing my assignments. However, I still try my hardest to never drink more than one cup a day – that really keeps my energy levels up, without creating addiction.

3.

One of the things no one told me before going to Law School was the ridiculous amount of money I would spend on textbooks every single semester. Each one of my classes requires one or two mandatory textbooks, plus statute law and a bunch of optional readings that most of the time you end up buying because they are nowhere to be found in the library. Also, since Law is constantly being developed and changed, buying second hand books is not the best idea - most of the legal references in those books are probably outdated.
I remember that in my first year of Law School I refused to buy most of the textbooks the professors required me to, and I tried my hardest to study only with my class notes. Well, guess what? That ended up, as expected, in poor grades. The problem with Law is that 50% of our grade is the result of how hard we work at home. In class the professor doesn’t lecture ALL of the material we need to learn; they just summarize it as best as they can and highlight a few important things that they find relevant. However, in the final exam, all those details and footnotes in the textbooks will prove really useful to solve the cases and if you didn’t invest in your textbooks in the beginning of your term, you will not be able to use that information in your answers, which really harms your grade.

4.

That takes me to the next point. For me, the best learning method is preparing all classes beforehand, be it lectures or discussion based classes. I only realized this in the end of my second year in college - and I think it makes a huge difference in your overall performance in class; if your professor uses the Socratic method to teach, preparing your classes thoroughly beforehand is absolutely essential! 

Basically, if you anticipate most of what is going to be taught in your class, you will have most of the work done for that specific group of topics or information. By taking your own notes to class and completing them with what the information that the professor adds during the lecture, you will be able to reinforce your knowledge on the subject, finishing any incomplete arguments that you have written down and also letting you participate in class, asking questions on the thematic you’ve studied and discussing it with your professor and classmates. Also, preparing classes beforehand will let you organize your time better, scheduling a certain time to prepare a certain topic and/or chapter.

5.

Unfortunately, I found it almost impossible to prepare classes and do all of this homework while I was handwriting my notes. If I could turn back in time and change something during my time in college, I would certainly stop spending so much time making everything pretty and would start typing it all. I am a big fan of handwriting notes - I love pens, stationery and also the handwriting part in itself. However, when I started getting an excessive workload, insisting on handwriting all of my preparatory notes, completing them in class and also solve and summarize case law by hand was hurting my grades, my social life and my stress levels (and my hand, lol). I then had to make the hard decision to give up on all of my pretty stationery and start bringing my laptop to class.

I still handwrite a few notes, especially when I use the column method (which you can find more about here), but I am actually happy now that I have made the change – I can be much more productive and organized while saving a huge amount of time for all the other things I enjoy doing.

6.

Finally, and I think this is the most important piece of advice I can give you: some people enter college with a very specific mind-set on what they want to do with their lives. While you are reading this, there is a huge possibility that you have already thought about a certain career; maybe you are picking only the classes that you think will help down that career path, as well.

However, never ignore all the other options that will be laid out for you. I can personally speak about my own experience: when I entered Law School back when I was 18 (I am now 21), I had a very specific idea of what I wanted to accomplish after I graduated - I was sure I wanted to be a judge. As soon as I got into my second year and started studying the most basic principles of contract law, I was 100% sure that I had actually changed my mind, and that it was imperative to purse contract law. Then, in my 5th semester, I started studying Tax Law - I still remember thinking that Tax Law was it and I was then decided to pursue it for my master’s degree; but then, I was able to get an internship in a law firm, in the Intellectual Property Law department; and you know what? I changed my mind again

So it’s perfectly normal to change your mind along the way; you are not less worthy of college just because you are still not sure of what you want to do career wise. Also, changing majors is fine - it’s just a sign that you are progressing as a human being and as a student, that you were willing to embrace new opportunities and give up on something that would not make you happy. Just make sure that you do your research beforehand on different career paths and use all the opportunities that college gives you in order to learn new things and meet new people. Internships, and other short-termed opportunities like job-shadowing programs are great ways to understand if you fit in the specific area you are thinking of pursuing or if, in real life, it has nothing to do with you.

Lots of luck!

~Mariana

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The superior person understands what is right; the inferior person understands what will sell.

(art by @aatkaw, narrative by @fell-dragon-domain)

Asami’s troubles began, as troubles so often do in Republic City, with a triad, a determinedly protective parent, and fire. She had been the one to find her mother that night, the silk of her nightshirt burning down to cinders as her father pulled her away. The heat, the crackle, the color of the raw fire seared deep into her mind, and truthfully it was little wonder that even the flame from a match was enough to make her wince for years after. All the self-defense classes in the world—and her father saw to it that they were the best in the world—weren’t enough to assuage the nightmares, or to keep her from tensing like a hunted animal when the smallest flicker of fire flared unexpectedly.

The only peace from that came much later, when she found a massive shortfall of funds in the Future Industries accounting department. Money, property, materiel…that was when her father saw fit to introduce her to the Equalists, nonbender partisans acting against the bending establishment and the government that supported them, along with their masked leader, Amon. She doubted, privately, that terrorism would win back their country from the bending triads and the metalbending police, but legal channels had done nothing to win nonbenders any protections from the tenth of their population that found themselves awarded every privilege. She’d convinced herself before she had time to think herself out of it, and found her talents put to work developing weapons. The cold fire of electricity soothed her where raw fire set her heart on a race, and soon she could look at a flame without breaking out in a sweat, even if she was making weapons instead of the automobiles and gadgets she drew up in her idle hours. It was for a greater good, she told herself.

Her cautious skepticism melted into fervor at the first rally. For a moment her heart skipped when the triad boss threw his fire and lightning around—how dare he co-opt electricity, her electricity, she thought—but it grew still again when Amon simply plucked away his bending, just like that. So confident was he that he didn’t have anyone lift a finger when a familiar, scruffy-looking kid no older than her picked up the triad and carried him out of the building. His firebending was gone, and that was that. Whatever reservations Asami still had by then, she cast them aside and committed herself to Amon’s vision, which made the coming betrayal cut all the more deeply.

Asami’s father had always been a careful man, but never especially patient. The careful stockpiling of materiel and subtle recruitment efforts were satisfactory to the rest of the Equalists, but not to Hiroshi. Every day they waited was another day the triads had to entrench themselves and squeeze the life out of their city, the way he saw it.

One day their fight was full of rare vitriol, worse than usual. Asami slipped away after her father as quickly as she could, hoping to soothe his anger, only to find him in the air as if held by puppet strings. Amon was there as well, flicking his fingers to make her father’s body contort in all sorts of painful, unnatural directions. All the talk of spirit-given power, of equality, it was nothing more than powerful bloodbending. He was almost gloating as he explained the cold calculus that made Hiroshi an expendable liability when there was a smarter, more obedient Sato already available to him. Unfortunately for Amon, the smarter, more obedient Sato had her shock glove.

Even free of the bloodbending, her father held on only long enough to confirm her story to the other Equalists who rushed in at the noise. In an instant, their senior leadership was in shambles, and no one was certain of what to do anymore. For the rank-and-file, who had been saved many times over by Asami’s inventions, there was already a clear leader among them. In the span of a few hours, both Future Industries and the Equalists had fallen into Asami’s lap.

Of course, that much power can go to a person’s head…

a selection of the signs that are on the walls of the j/b/m + r household:

‘yes to spaghetti no to cishetti’

‘it has been fifteen ZERO days since our last piggyback-related disaster’

‘PLEASE USE THE HAND SANITISER PROVIDED OR JOLY WILL WAIT UNTIL YOU ARE SLEEPING AND TENDERLY SMEAR HAND SANITISER ALL OVER YOUR FACE THANK YOU’

‘free hugs! :)’ (on the fishtank)

‘lost property department, for bossuet’

This Week’s Pun Tally Is: joly - 6, grantaire - 9, lesgles - 3 (seriously dude your name is a pun how are u so bad at this), chetta - 10′

‘This Toaster Is Currently Not Functional’ (this sign used to be on the toaster but is now on r’s bedroom door)

‘all glitter bomb events must take place in the DESIGNATED GLITTER ZONE’

‘this entire flat has been officially certified as the DESIGNATED GLITTER ZONE’

(on the doormat) ‘beware of the gays’

Chapter 124: An Accidental Meeting on the Street

Note: Read the notes at the bottom for clarification on certain things, if anything, leave a comment or message me if something still doesn’t make sense. Remember, no spoilers please. No copy/paste and all that other shenanigans either. Vote/likes are highly appreciated. :) Thank you! On a side note, I haven’t slept for almost 36 hours, so bed time for me. 

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As always, thank you for reading and enjoying Gu Hai and Bai Luo Yin’s journey.

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Chapter 124: An Accidental Meeting on the Street

“Say, isn’t Da Hai on winter break?” Li Shuo asked Zhou Si Hu.

“Should have been a while ago. Look, see what day is it already?”

Li Shuo looked at the calendar for a second. Astonishment immediately traced the outline of his face, “It’s already the 22nd, tomorrow is Minor New Year’s Day1.”

“Exactly, that’s why I said he’s definitely on vacation already.”

“It’s only reasonable for him to give us a call if he’s on vacation. We can go and celebrate together. And even if we don’t get to meet up, a simple phone call would be sufficient.”

Zhou Si Hu sighed and sluggishly replied, “Maybe he’s busy with something and forgot about the two of us.”

Suddenly, a devious smile spread out across Li Shuo’s lips, his hand jabbed at Zhou Si Hu’s arm “Hey, you think he’s hiding in his room all day, sneaking around playing with his brother?”

“You…just look at yourself! You and your stupid immoral behaviors!” All of a sudden, Zhou Si Hu’s hand made contact with Li Shuo’s head, smacking, it, “What kind of games would two guys play together?”

Li Shuo patted his friend again, “Last time we went to their house, the two of them were leading quite a happy life ah!”

Just hearing those words caused Zhou Si Hu to burst into laughter as well. Images of the day they had all dine together flooded his head as he stroked his chin and said, “Maybe…”

“Ha ha ha…” Li Shuo stood up, calling out to Zhou Si Hu, “Go, let’s go look.”

Zhou Si Hu diligently followed behind.

In the car, the two drove and talked at the same time, “I especially like it when Gu Hai and Yin Zi are together. Both of them are really fun to tease.”

“Yes yes yes, it’s the first time seeing Da Hai being so fond of another person.”

The two talked and talked until they arrived at Gu Hai’s place. They rung the door bell, no one opened it; they banged on the door, no one answered; they called Gu Hai’s cellphone, no one answered…finally they asked the property management personnel, who informed them that he haven’t seen the owner of the place for last several days now.

“Maybe he went traveling?” Li Shuo looked at Zhou Si Hu.

Zhou Si Hu pinched his brows, “Even if he went travelling, he would at least give us a call, right?”

Just as those thoughts settled in their heads, Gu Hai’s phone call came through to them.

“I’m at the army base, what’s the matter?”

“You said what’s the matter? You’ve been on vacation for such a long time and you didn’t even utter a single word either of us. We even thought you were kidnapped by someone.”

“Okay, come to the army base and find me.”

Once again the two drove, their destination, the army base.

Gu Wei Ting stood at the shore of the reservoir; solemn eyes fixated on a shadow hovering above the surface of the the water. Little by little it traveled into the distance and not before long did it dispelled from beyond his perception. Only ripples remained fluttering on the water.

Sun Jingwei2 took the telescope and passed it over to Gu Wei Ting.

Gu Wei Ting’s hand stretched out and blocked it, “No need.”

Sun Jingwei hesitated for a second, but still, words strung of out of his lips, “How about I find someone to start the ship, pass by and call Gu Hai to get up here. Swimming in the water on such a cold day, if any mishap were to occur, it would be hard to rescue him.”

“He’s not the only one swimming! There are so many soldiers out there training, why would something only happen him?”

“You can’t put him on the same level as those soldiers!”

He is your son! You’re only precious son! You can’t really be that heartless…

Of course, Sun Jingwei would never dare say these words out loud.

Gu Wei Ting’s stern and serious eyes shifted toward Sun Jingwei’s face, the tone of his voice tainted with dignity.

“When did you become such a shrew? How about you go down there with them as well?”

Sun Jingwei couldn’t help but shiver as he glanced down. A thin layer of ice had already formed on the surface of the water.

“I’m already cautious just standing here now. Several winters has passed by since I’ve gone into the water. Thinking back to when I was younger, it wasn’t hard at all to swim for ten miles.”

Sun Jingwei was still chasing after his own brilliant and glorious past when Gu Wei Ting turned and walked away.

Sun Jingwei jolted back from his trance; his eyes quickly made contact with an officer standing at the side. A subtle wink, signaling him.

“Quick! Dispatch some people over there to keep guard. If the general says there’s no need to, does he really mean ‘no need’? If an incident were to really occur, the dead one would definitely be us!”

Once he arrived at his office, Gu Wei Ting drank his tea and asked, “How long is he staying here?”

“I heard Mr. Liu said, for one week. During the daytime he would train with the soldiers and at nighttime he stays here. They especially arranged for him a three rooms place. And although, its condition isn’t the best, compared to the other dorms, it’s pretty good. His meals are also especially made for him and someone is sent to clean his room as well. Everything should be fine.”

In Gu Wei Ting’s memory, it has been such a long time since he and Gu Hai celebrated the New Year together. In the past, every time New Year arrived, he would always have a task to attend to.

Gu Hai had always celebrated New Year with his mother, who would travel to the army base. Living in the military camp, eating a big meal…other family’s children would go shopping with their parents for New Year, but Gu Hai could only run, by himself, at the training ground.

In the blink of an eye, his son had grown so big already.

When Li Shuo and Zhou Si Hu hastily arrived, Gu Hai had already swum back.

“Young Master Gu, someone over there is looking for you.”

Gu Hai wiped the sweats on his forehead and with his back bared, he turned to look at Li Shuo and Zhou Si Hu. He made his way toward their figures.

Li Shuo and Zhou Si Hu stood immobilized. Their hands tightly clutched onto a down jacket, the inside of it, without a doubt, was filled with bundles of warmth. They couldn’t help but trembled as they remained rooted in place; the cold air consumed all the heat within them.

They both looked at the person walking toward them again; only a single large undershort remained intact. His body was even smoother than it is in the summer.

He blankly took the towel and wiped his sweats.

The two, respectively, swallowed hard. Their visions were filled with respect and admiration toward Gu Hai as they looked up at him.

Gu Hai, filled with vitality, straightened himself up. It seems, his mood was pretty good as well. His big hand pressed down on Li Shuo’s head. It was just like a little baby bird being clutched on the head and can easily spun around in a circle.

After waiting for Li Shuo to steady himself, Gu Hai asked, “What, missed me?”

Zhou Si Hu pulled his neck back and allowed his mouth to draw out a puff of cold mist.

“We just took a drive to your house. The person at the property management department said he hasn’t seen you in a long time.”

“Oh, yeah, I haven’t been there in a long while,” said Gu Hai, using the towel to wipe away the water from his body.

“Then, your brother is not with you?” said Li Shuo, mockingly.

Gu Hai’s movement stiffed for a second before it quickly returned to normal.

“In the future, don’t mention that person’s name in front of me again.”

“Oh! Several days ago, weren’t you still affectionate toward him? Why is it that all of a sudden, you don’t like him anymore?”

Gu Hai straightened out his waist, a stern expression covered the entirety of his face before a couple of words made their way out of his lips, “I’m not kidding.”

Li Shuo still wanted to question but Zhou Si Hu quickly jabbed his side. He, then happily faced Gu Hai, “Hey, go, let’s go out and find something fun to do to pass the time.”

“Okay.”

Gu Hai assumed a posture that indicated that he wanted to go out with them.

Zhou Si Hu cleared out his throat, “Then, Da Hai…you should at least put some clothes before going out!”

As if being awoken, Gu Hai laughed and said, “You guys wait here for me for a second.”

As they watched Gu Hai’s shadow take leave, Li Shuo could not help but rubbed his arm, “Looking at him just makes me think that he’s very cold. Luckily I’m not his father’s son, otherwise, I would’ve hung myself a long time ago.”

“General Gu wouldn’t give birth to such a coward like you! I’m not trying to insult you but just think about it yourself. You’re so weak and soft that, from head to toe, not even a single bone can be found. And you still have the audacity to sympathize with him.”

Li Shuo used his elbow to jabbed at Zhou Si Hu’s belly for a second, “You fucking think you’re any better than me. Your cheeks are brighter than any girl’s ass.”

Sometimes, among people, fate is definitely needed.

Just like that, for one whole week, Bai Luo Yin has not stepped out of his house.

It was only on this day, was he finally, dragged out and on to the streets by Shi Hui…only to bump into some similar faces.

Li Shuo had just parked the car and followed Gu Hai and Zhou Si Hu out, before he crunched his eyes together toward the distance…Bai Luo Yin’s appeared in his vision.

To say it more accurately, he had first took noticed of Shi Hui.

“Hey, isn’t that Yin Zi?”

Zhou Si Hu also saw them as he turned toward Bai Luo Yin’s direction and whistled.

Bai Luo Yin’s eyes naturally shifted, and rested on Gu Hai. The latter seemed as if, it was not worth it at all, to look at him face to face. His dark obsidian eyes, were all along, fixated elsewhere. He didn’t seem to look any different, even his mood appeared better as he stood there with a dignified yet domineering stature.

Bai Luo Yin was incapable of imaging that this person’s temper was like that of a child.

“Yin Zi, introduce us. Who’s this pretty girl huh?”

Li Shuo smiled lecherously.

Shi Hui gracefully and confidently said: “I’m Shi Hui.”

“Tsk tsk…Yin Zi, how lucky are you!” Zhou Si Hu patted Bai Luo Yin one the shoulder, “Sneaking around, keeping a secret love like this is not good. When are you going to treat us to a meal?”

Bai Luo Yin barely managed to utter something, his eyes still fixated…engrossed in Gu Hai’s face. Gu Hai also laughed; the same smiling expression as Li Shuo and Zhou Si Hu traced the outline of his lips. Pondering, mockingly, indifferently…even when Gu Hai turned and took his leave, Bai Luo Yin still did not find anything peculiar.

The threesome entered an entertainment center.

Zhou Si Hu frequently looked back and sighed, “What a fucking beautiful girl!”

Li Shuo nodded in agreement, “Standing together like that, the two looked especially like a married couple. Don’t you think so too, Gu Hai?”

Gu Hai did not say anything, his face frozen.

Zhou Si Hu jabbed Li Shuo, who only then, remembered what Gu Hai had warned them of. His lips quickly shut tight.

Shi Hui noticed that, even after the three boys had already, Bai Luo Yin remained grounded on the same spot, unmoving, for quite some time.

She tentatively tugged the sleeves of his shirt, trying to figure him out and in a small voice, “I’m a little cold, why don’t we find a place and sit down.”

This time, Bai Luo Yin’s spirit returned.

“Miss, your milkshake.”

Shi Hui politely said thank you.

Afterwards, there were no movements. She silently looked Bai Luo Yin, who sat directly across from her. Bai Luo Yin’s eyes, without respite, drifted elsewhere.

When Bai Luo Yin stood, glued at that particular spot on the street, that absent-minded expression was also painted drily on his face. It was just that, now, his behavior was even more appearance, even more obvious.

Finally, Shi Hui leisurely dragged her own beverage over before she strategically and unwillingly took a sip of the content.

When she raised her head again, Bai Luo Yin’s attention was still not on her.

Shi Hui could not help but to call out, “Bai Luo Yin.”

Just then, Bai Luo Yin’s vision returned to it’s normal position.

“Do you know? Before, when we were together, every time I ordered a milkshake,

you would always take the first sip, because the first sip, is the hardest to draw out.”

Shi Hui’s words did not conjure any of Bai Luo Yin’s memories at all.

On the contrary, he remembered…a recollection of scenes, of dinnertime at home. Every time the seasonings were mixed together, Gu Hai would first try it out. Eight or nine times out of ten, he would most likely throw in a bit more of salt, then add some more soup base and water. And only until he deemed it suitable, did he placed it in front of Bai Luo Yin.

Every time he steamed dumplings, who knows how many times, a half bitten raw dumpling was thrown into the trash bin…

“You mean, the food I make, aren’t good?”

“Good or not, you, yourself haven’t figured it out yet?”

“The eggs I boiled, aren’t good?”

“Why don’t you ask whether the water you heat up is good for drinking or not?”

“You fucking…”

1The Minor New Year’s Day, also called “Spring Cleaning Day,” falls on the 23rd day of the twelfth lunar month of each year. It is a day for offering sacrifices to the kitchen god and doing a thorough cleaning in China. In Beijing, the locals have a custom to hang Spring Festival couplets

2 孙警卫, '孙,’ Sun is his surname, '警卫’ jingwei mean security guard/bodyguard, not his first name. He is Gu Hai’s father, Gu Wei Ting, personal body. I will continue to call him Sun Jingwei, which just means bodyguard Sun, so take note when you see this.  

The original novel is written by Chai Jidan

I do not own any of its’ content

I am merely an amateur translator/editor

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Two words: REGENCY ERA!!! Do you know where I could find those type?

Three Words: HERE YOU GO!!! (LOL)

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  • La Cerise: The Sweetest Cherry - RZZMG - M, 16 chapters - Draco Malfoy visits a Masked Gentlemen’s Club and meets a new courtesan making her debut - a beauty known only as The Princess. She’s up for auction to the highest bidder, and Draco’s determined to win her! Regency Era A/U. Draco x Hermione/Dramione. Story nominated and multiple wins at the HP Fanfic Fan Poll Awards-see profile for details. COMPLETE.
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Fic Update: Any Four Walls: Unexpected

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Shepard leaned against the wall, arms crossed over her chest, smiling as she watched her children play with Jack and her charges. The mother in her balked every time Rose flung herself off a top bunk, while the soldier appreciated the precision with which Jack’s biotic fields kept her daughter from breaking her head open. The Jack she’d first met wouldn’t have been able to manage it. She’d been all brute force and explosions, and this was a master’s skill. The biotic field dissipated, and Rose’s feet touched the ground without even a stumble. 

Even the mother part of Shepard couldn’t help feeling a little proud of Rose’s fearlessness, though, and the effortless trust she exuded. Even after all she’d been through, even after all she’d suffered, Rose flung herself headlong into trust, heart on her sleeve, every emotion worn on her little face without artifice. Tyrra had a harder time of it, Shepard knew. She’d seen more, seen worse, and had been old enough to remember. Shepard saw the hesitation in her sometimes, the fear, but it wasn’t crippling. Not yet. Not ever, if she had her way.

With a pang of dismay and old hurt, Shepard dreaded what it might take to steal that innocence, and every protective instinct rose up with a fury, sending her hands into clenched fists and twisting her mouth into a snarl. A deep breath calmed her, another let her push the rage away. There would be no Mindoir for Rose and Tyrra, not if she and Garrus had any say. No raiders in the night, no fire and death, no broken-hearted girls crying alone into fine pillows on a fine bed in an unloving and manipulative house far from anything close to home. Shaking her head, Shepard tucked these thoughts away, burying them just as her tactical cloak’s duration expired.

Tyrra was the first to notice Shepard’s sudden appearance. Her mandibles flared wide in a grin, and she bounded over, eyes alight. “Did you see?” Tyrra asked. “Did you see us flying? I love flying!”

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Those Baltimore “protests” lost all credibility when that guy cut the fire hose to try and prevent the fire department from putting out a blaze

I can understand fucking with police property, but the fire department aren’t the cops. they’re not there to arrest you, they’re there to make sure the fucking neighbourhood doesn’t literally go up in smoke. And they cut the fucking hose to stop them from doing that, PROVING that the ONLY reason they are there is to cause destruction.

Prove me wrong.

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Au where gail works at best buy and holly comes in and is looking for some nerdy laptop and she's like going on about it and gail like makes fun of her and they flirt and then gail asks holly out. Maybe some kissing action? I don't know. I'm not really the creative type.

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